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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology blue vinyl (w/ free download)


The ever-prolific Ryan Adams is back again with the Cardinals in his latest effort, Cardinology. This time the songs are tighter than those found on his last few outings and while they still have that alt-country tinge to them, they rock a lot more. Adams channels U2's Bono more than once on this record and the result is his best record since the country-rock epic, Cold Roses.

The vinyl is surprisingly quiet for colored vinyl and the sonics don't disappoint either, with a wide soundstage and a sweet midrange that really accentuates Adams' voice and the crunchy guitars featured throughout most of record. Along with the blue vinyl, Lost Highway has followed the promising trend of including a code to download a 320 kbps digital copy. Recommended.


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